This chapter provides information on replacing a failed line card.
During installation, maintenance, and/or removal, wear a grounding
wrist strap to avoid ESD damage to the components. Failure to do so could
result in damage to sensitive electronic components and potentially void your
There are several
ways the chassis indicates a line card failure. The first
indicator is that the Status LED on the System Management Card (SMC) turns
red to indicate the failure of a chassis component. Another
is that the Run/Fail LED turns red or turns off on a line
card that has a problem.
If you see either of
these indicators, use the CLI or check the Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP) traps to determine
the nature of the problem.
Enter the following
CLI commands in Exec mode to monitor line cards:
show card diagslot_#
is the chassis slot number in which a particular card
that you wish to monitor is installed. For line cards,
slot_# would is
an integer between 17 and 48. The following is a sample output for this command
issued to monitor the card in chassis slot 24:
Card 24: Card Usable : Yes Card Tests : Pass
show card infoslot_#
Use the upper slot
number to specify the location of an XGLC. Slot numbering for other installed
half-height cards is maintained: 17 to 32 and 33 to 48, regardless of the
number of installed XGLCs.
Card 24: Slot Type : SPIO Card Type : Switch Processing I/O Card Operational State : Active Redundancy Mode : Port Mode Last State Change : Thursday January 27 16:28:49 EST 2011 Administrative State : Enabled Card Lock : Locked Halt Issued : No Reboot Pending : No Upgrade In Progress : No Card Usable : Yes Single Point of Failure : No Attachment : 8 (Switch Management Card) Temperature : 32 C (limit 85 C) Voltage: : Good Card LEDs : Run/Fail: Green | Active: Green | Standby: Off
If any of the above
information appears to be erroneous such as the operational state or an LED
state, check for any of the SNMP alarms listed in
Using SNMP Traps.
Using SNMP Traps
The system supports
SNMP traps that are triggered for conditions that may indicate the
need to replace a line card. The system provides the traps
listed in the table below.
Table 1 SNMP Traps for Line Cards
A voltage regulation
failure has been detected in a card.
A card has failed to
start up properly. The card is not operational.
The card has failed
and is no longer operational.
An unrecoverable software
error has occurred on the card.
The RCC has failed.
Removing the Line
describes how to remove a line card.
and replacing a line card on an active system, refer to the
Administration Guide for instructions on how to switch services to a
redundant (standby) card.
cables that are attached to the line card. The end of each cable should be
labelled with its destination. Replace any missing labels prior to removal.
Use a Phillips
#2 screwdriver to loosen the screws at the top and bottom of the line card's
interlock switch on the front panel of the line card downward.
damaging the card's interlock switch, ensure that it is completely down before
the risk of data loss, ensure that all LEDs on the line card are Off
(extinguished) prior to removing the card from the chassis.
Pull the ejector
levers outward, firmly and straight, until the card is unseated from the
Holding the card
by its ejector levers, gently slide the card out of the chassis.
Do not leave
chassis slots uncovered for an extended period of time. This reduces airflow
through the chassis and could cause it to overheat. Make sure that there is a
card or blanking panel in every chassis slot at all times.
Installing the Line
interlock switch on the card fully downward. Flip the ejector levers outward
and away from the card's faceplate.
Hold the card by
its ejector levers and align it with the upper and lower card guides of the
chassis slot. Gently slide the card into the slot until the levers touch the
Push the ejector
levers inward firmly and straight until the card is firmly seated in the
chassis midplane and the ejector levers can be pushed in no further. Press
firmly on the card's faceplate to ensure that it is fully seated. The card's
front panel should be flush against the chassis' upper and lower card mounts
for the slot.
interlock switch on the front panel of the line card upward to lock the ejector
tab in place. The flange on the left-side of the interlock switch prevents
movement of the ejector tab when raised completely.
You must slide
the interlock switch upward
securing the card's top screw to the mounting rail.
Use a Phillips
#2 screwdriver to tighten the screws at the top and bottom of the line card's
front panel to secure the card to the chassis.
Refer to the
destination label on each cable and re-attach the cables to the line card.
Refer to the following table to locate the chapter of this guide that provides
information and instructions on cabling the line card.
Processor Input/Output (SPIO)
Cabling the Switch Processor Input/Output Line Card
Ethernet Line Card (FLC2)
Cabling the Ethernet 10/100 Line Card
Gigabit Ethernet Line Card (GLC2)
Cabling the Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards
Gigabit Ethernet Line Card (QGLC)
Gigabit Ethernet Line Card (XGLC)
Optical (ATM) Line Card [OLC2]
Cabling the Optical (ATM) Line Card
Channelized Line Card (CLC2)
Cabling the Channelized Line Card
What to do with the
Failed Line Card
If the failed line
card is still under warranty, return it to the vendor for repair.
If the failed line
card is out of warranty, contact Cisco to determine if you can send it in for
repair at an additional cost.
Disposal of this
product should be performed in accordance with all national laws and
Refer to the support
area of http://www.cisco.com for up-to-date product documentation pertaining to
installation, configuration, and maintenance. A valid username and password are
required to use this site. Please contact your local sales or service
representative for additional information.
information on the RMA process, see the